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    Thanks, ladies!

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    I think they'll be happy with them
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    You're still having issues with skin tone. I've touched one up just to show you a before and after. This is #2 from the re-retouch. It's such a nice image...you can really get it where it needs to be. I'm not too familiar with GIMP, so I don't know how to tell you to do what I did to improve the skin, but I'll describe what I did and hope it helps.

    ETA: #9 isn't too green, it's too cyan for the daughter and too magenta for the mother.

    The color of her skin is far too magenta, so I did a color balance layer and added TONS of yellow to the highlights, midtones and shadows. I also reduced the magenta a touch. Then I boosted the saturation a bit. I masked back the background because the background would have become too yellow if I let the adjustment layer affect it. I also used the paintbrush to click on a mild yellow color from the background and used the paintbrush on normal at a low opacity to soften the effect of the background that looks blown. This fixed it completely.

    Lastly, I took the saturation tool at a low opacity and just saturated her lips a touch.

    Here is the resulting image...before and after. I don't know if you're calibrated, but the skin on my image reads just about perfect when I check the "numbers"...perhaps a touch bright.

    Image is private in my flickr...let me know if you want me to take it down.

    Untitled-1 by amberbella, on Flickr
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    That really is a big difference, Amber, wow. Thanks for taking the time to edit it and show me what you mean. I'll try it out myself. I have a ton to learn, it's just hard to get the hang of it all, but this specific kind of input shows me where I'm missing the boat and helps me out very much.

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